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Small storm may bring rain

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A small storm is coming to Humboldt County late Friday evening and may linger on Saturday with some light rain and lower temperatures. The National Weather Service is forecasting patchy fog on Friday before 11 a.m., followed by partially sunny skies. The high in Arcata will be a mellow 63.

Print your legal notices in the Mad River Union and save money!

In planning your placement of future legal notices in Humboldt County publications, please consider doing so in the Mad River Union (adjudicated as a Newspaper of General Circulation on Nov. 1, 2013 by Humboldt County Superior Court Judge W. Bruce Watson, Decree No. CV130613). Of the publications vying for your public notice dollar, you won’t

Man killed when car flips, hits tree near Stone Lagoon

Mad River Union STONE LAGOON – The driver of a Honda SUV was killed this morning near Stone Lagoon when the car he was driving went off U.S. Highway 101, flipped over and collided with a tree. The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. At about  10:24 a.m. the man was

Fifth District race too close to call

Jack Durham Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – With thousands of votes yet to be counted, the results of the race for Fifth District supervisor may not be known for two weeks. The Election Night Final Report shows incumbent Ryan Sundberg trailing challenger Steve Madrone by a mere 33 votes. Madrone received 2,410 votes, or 50.25

McKinleyville to view ‘The Danger of a Single Story’

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – A group that formed last year to confront racism in McKinleyville is holding its first public event this week. The McKinleyville Alliance for Racial Equity (MARE) will show Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk “The Danger of a Single Story” and hold a discussion about it on

Deputy assaulted, newspaper rack destroyed

Mad River Union EUREKA – A woman was arrested Sunday, June 3 after she allegedly got drunk, destroyed a newspaper rack and then assaulted a deputy in front of the Sheriff’s Office entrance on Fourth Street in Eureka. At about 2:30 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Fourth Street entrance of the

6-year-old girl injured when mother backs up SUV

  Mad River Union EUREKA – A 6-year-old girl received major injuries Wednesday afternoon, May 30 when her mother accidentally ran her over in their driveway. At about 2:40 p.m., were dispatched to a report of a vehicle hitting a juvenile pedestrian on  Perkins Court in an unincorporated area of Eureka. Upon CHP arrival, it

Kidnapping suspect behind bars

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office TRINIDAD – On Wednesday, May 23 at about 6 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a distressed female stating she was being held against her will. The line was disconnected and dispatchers’ attempts to reconnect with the female were unsuccessful. As dispatchers worked

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